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On this day in 1983, the Brinks Mat security warehouse at London’s Heathrow Airport was robbed of £25 million worth of gold bars weighing three tons. The gang gained entry to the warehouse from an insider security guard called Anthony Black. The robbers expected to steal £3 million in cash, but when they arrived, they found the gold bullion, most of which was never recovered.
Thought I’d continue the days of the week theme.
Have a nice day!
The BBC television opening theme for Formula 1 coverage.
On this day in 1984, Band Aid created by Bob Geldoff and Midge Ure, rock stars gathered at Studios in London to record ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas‘, to aid famine relief in Ethiopia. It has raised millions of pounds for this relief.
But…..and, unfortunately 28 years later what has changed? Did it make a difference?
Today, a friend sent me a collection of paintings depicting the ‘Battle of Britain’. This prompted me to write this tribute to ‘The Few‘, that if it had not been for, some or most of us may not have been here, or be living the lives we now take for granted and enjoy!
‘The Few’ were not just British fighter pilots. They included: Americans, Australians, Belgians, Canadians, Czechoslovakians, French, Irish, New Zealanders, Polish, Rhodesians (now Zimbabwe) and South Africans of which some lost their lives fighting for Britain.
To those ‘Few’ we owe a debt of gratitude. See below a link to 5 videos that tell the story. It includes some stirring music from the 1969 film, ‘The Battle Of Britain‘ and a documentary about the conflict to make you proud!
N.B. The video clip in No. 5 is rather long but interesting. And deserves a personal thanks to the Polish Fighter pilots……….and an apology for their treatment after the war!! And there are further videos associated to flying after. Some with complete films! If you want to watch them!
Hic! On this day in 1993, the last 14 bottles of Scotch whisky salvaged from the SS Politician, wrecked in 1941 and the inspiration of the book and film, Whisky Galore, were sold at auction for £11,462. Hic!
Wonder if they have all been drunk?
AND! There are apparently two ways of spelling Whisky. WHISKY is distilled from my homeland as well as Wales, Canada, Japan and other countries. Well I didn’t know Japan or Wales distilled whisky. Anyway, WHISKEY refers to whisky distilled from Ireland and the United States. Why the difference? Hic!
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